How to produce documentation for Python functions?

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<html><body><p>Information about a function or documentation is put in docstrings in a function. The following are the guidelines to be followed while writing the docstrings.</p><p>The first line should always be a short, concise summary of the object&rsquo;s purpose. For brevity, it should not explicitly state the object&rsquo;s name or type. &nbsp;This line should begin with a capital letter and end with a period.</p><p>If there are more lines in the documentation string, the second line should be blank, visually separating the summary from the rest of the description</p><p><strong>Sphinx</strong></p><p>Sphinx is the most popular Python documentation tool. It converts reStructuredText markup language into a range of output formats including HTML, LaTeX (for printable PDF versions), manual pages, and plain text.</p><p>When run, Sphinx will import your code and using Python&rsquo;s introspection features it will extract all function, method and class signatures. It will also extract the accompanying docstrings, and compile it all into well-structured and easily readable documentation for your project.</p></body></html>
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